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Glen Lake fish release inspires youthful glee Lakes restocked with trout on West Shore Kyle Wells News staff

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Grizzlies look to avoid snake bite Victoria Grizzlies forward Myles Fitzgerald battles a Vernon player for the puck during a B.C. Hockey League game in Colwood last December. Vernon makes only its second trip to The Q Centre this season tonight (March 28) as the Grizzlies open the BCHL round robin playoff semifinals. The teams split their two regular season games, each winning 4-3 in overtime in the opponent’s rink. Game time is 7:15 p.m. and tickets are still available.

A group of West Shore youth had a wet and wild introduction to the life of a hatchery trout this week in Langford. West Shore Parks and Recreation nature preschool students were on hand to help the Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. release 500 catchable-sized rainbow trout into Glen Lake, one of many stops for the crew on the overcast Tuesday. The four year olds laughed and squealed in delight as they each carried buckets of water with one or two fish in them down to the shore and tipped them into the muddy lake. The fish, often stunned from the journey, took a second or two to adjust before darting into open water, enjoying their newfound freedom. “Any new learning experience for the children is awesome,” said early childhood educator Suzanne Miner. “Just being able to actually see the fish and release the fish.” Last fall these same students went to Goldstream Park to see the spawning salmon and witness all the dead salmon after the process. Miner said this field trip will round out the view these students have of the cycle. “I think it’ll all tie in quite nicely with the circle of life part of it.” The fish are raised at the Vancouver Island Trout Hatchery in Duncan, then trucked down to Greater Victoria. Fish are also being released into Lookout Lake, Langford Lake, Durrance Lake, Prospect Lake and Elk Lake. “We’re trying to get as many fish out as we can so we can get people out fishing,” said

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West Shore Parks and Recreation nature preschooler Matthew Morgan, 4, releases a rainbow trout into Glen Lake. The children helped hatchery staff release about 500 fish into the lake on Tuesday. Tristan Robbins, assistant hatchery manager. Another 500 fish are scheduled to be released into Glen Lake in about a month’s time. Another 1,000 will be released in the fall. Robbins said having the children involved helps make the job that much more rewarding. “It gets them out and about and realizing there’s more to life than just sitting in front of a TV. It’s a great time, it’s good fun.” kwells@goldstreamgazette.com

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W e are thrilled to welcome Dr. Lien Neale to the Westshore Dental family. She recently moved to Victoria from Alberta with her husband and 4 teenagers to enjoy the beauty and climate that the west coast is famous for.

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SPRING 2014 WEEKLY OUTDOOR SOCCER DAY

TIME

BARNEY MORIEZ PARK Sat 9:00 AM-9:45 AM Sat 9:45 AM-10:45 AM Sat 10:45 AM-11:45 AM

AGE

PROGRAM

2 - 3 yrs 4 - 6 yrs 7 - 10 yrs

451 POPLAR ST, NANAIMO, BC Outdoor Soccer Outdoor Soccer Outdoor Soccer

DATES

WKS

PRICE*

9 9 9

$150.00 $150.00 $150.00

6 6 6

$84.00 $84.00 $84.00

7 7

$112.00 $112.00

6 6 6 6 6 6

$111.00 $111.00 $111.00 $111.00 $111.00 $111.00

6 6 6 6 6 6

$111.00 $111.00 $111.00 $111.00 $111.00 $111.00

9 9 9

$186.00 $186.00 $186.00

8 8 8

$143.00 $143.00 $143.00

7 7

$127.00 $127.00

9 9 9

$159.00 $159.00 $159.00

NANAIMO

BURNSIDE GORGE COMMUNITY CENTRE Sun 9:00 AM-9:45 AM 2 - 3 yrs Sun 9:45 AM-10:45 AM 4 - 6 yrs Sun 10:45 AM-11:45 AM 7 - 10 yrs FAIRFIELD COMMUNITY CENTRE Wed 5:15 PM-6:00 PM 2 - 3 yrs Wed 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 3.5 - 6 yrs LOCHSIDE ELEMENTARY Tue 5:15 PM-6:00 PM 2 - 3 yrs Tue 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 4 - 6 yrs Tue 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 7 - 10 yrs Tue 5:15 PM-6:00 PM 2 - 3 yrs Tue 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 4 - 6 yrs Tue 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 7 - 10 yrs MCCAULAY SCHOOL Thu 5:15 PM-6:00 PM 2 - 3 yrs Thu 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 4 - 6 yrs Thu 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 7 - 10 yrs Thu 5:15 PM-6:00 PM 2 - 3 yrs Thu 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 4 - 6 yrs Thu 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 7 - 10 yrs OAK BAY HENDERSON CENTRE Mon 5:15 PM-6:00 PM 2 - 3 yrs Mon 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 4 - 6 yrs Mon 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 7 - 10 yrs OAKLANDS COMMUNITY CENTRE Thu 5:15 PM-6:00 PM 2 - 3 yrs Thu 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 4 - 6 yrs Thu 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 7 - 10 yrs SOOKE SEAPARC LEISURE CENTRE Wed 5:45 PM-6:30 PM 2 - 3.5 yrs Wed 6:30 PM-7:30 PM 4 - 7 yrs STRAWBERRY VALE ELEMENTARY Sun 9:30 AM-10:15 AM 2 - 3 yrs Sun 10:15 AM-11:15 AM 4 - 6 yrs Sun 11:15 AM-12:15 PM 7 - 10 yrs

VICTORIA

Apr 5 - Jun 14 Apr 5 - Jun 14 Apr 5 - Jun 14

471 CECELIA RD, VICTORIA, BC Parent & Child Outdoor Soccer Apr 6 - May 25 Outdoor Soccer Apr 6 - May 25 Outdoor Soccer Apr 6 - May 25 1330 FAIRFIELD RD, VICTORIA, BC Parent & Child Outdoor Soccer May 7 - Jun 18 Outdoor Soccer May 7 - Jun 18 1145 ROYAL OAK DR, VICTORIA, BC Parent & Child Outdoor Soccer Apr 1 - May 6 Outdoor Soccer Apr 1 - May 6 Outdoor Soccer Apr 1 - May 6 Parent & Child Outdoor Soccer May 13 - Jun 17 Outdoor Soccer May 13 - Jun 17 Outdoor Soccer May 13 - Jun 17 1010 WYCHBURY AVE, VICTORIA, BC Parent & Child Outdoor Soccer Apr 3 - May 8 Outdoor Soccer Apr 3 - May 8 Outdoor Soccer Apr 3 - May 8 Parent & Child Outdoor Soccer May 15 - Jun 19 Outdoor Soccer May 15 - Jun 19 Outdoor Soccer May 15 - Jun 19 2291 CEDAR HILL X RD, VICTORIA, BC Parent & Child Outdoor Soccer Apr 7 - Jun 16 Outdoor Soccer Apr 7 - Jun 16 Outdoor Soccer Apr 7 - Jun 16 1-2827 BELMONT AVE, VICTORIA, BC Parent & Child Outdoor Soccer May 1 - Jun 19 Outdoor Soccer May 1 - Jun 19 Outdoor Soccer May 1 - Jun 19 2168 PHILLIPS RD, VICTORIA, BC Parent & Child Outdoor Soccer May 7 - Jun 18 Outdoor Soccer May 7 - Jun 18 4109 ROSEDALE AVE, VICTORIA, BC Parent & Child Outdoor Soccer Apr 6 - Jun 15 Outdoor Soccer Apr 6 - Jun 15 Outdoor Soccer Apr 6 - Jun 15

SPRING 2014 WEEKLY CLASSES DAY

TIME

AGE

SHAWNIGAN LAKE COMMUNITY CENTRE Mon 9:00 AM-9:45 AM 16 mos - 2 yrs Mon 9:45 AM-10:30 AM 2 - 3 yrs Mon 10:30 AM-11:30 AM 3 - 5 yrs 5TH GARRY OAK SCOUT HALL Tue 9:00 AM-9:45 AM 16 mos - 2 yrs Tue 9:45 AM-10:30 AM 2 - 3 yrs Tue 10:30 AM-11:30 AM 3 - 5 yrs Tue 9:00 AM-9:45 AM 16 mos - 2 yrs Tue 9:45 AM-10:30 AM 2 - 3 yrs Tue 10:30 AM-11:30 AM 3 - 5 yrs BRAEFOOT CENTRE Sun 9:00 AM-9:45 AM 16 mos - 2 yrs Sun 9:45 AM-10:30 AM 2 - 4 yrs Sun 10:30 AM-11:30 AM 4 - 7 yrs BRAEFOOT ELEMENTARY Wed 2:50 PM-3:50 PM 5 - 10 yrs Wed 2:50 PM-3:50 PM 5 - 10 yrs CLOVERDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Wed 3:00 PM-4:00 PM 5 - 10 yrs Wed 3:00 PM-4:00 PM 5 - 10 yrs COLWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Tue 5:15 PM-6:00 PM 2 - 3 yrs Tue 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 4 - 6 yrs Tue 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 7 - 10 yrs Wed 5:15 PM-6:00 PM 16 mos - 2 yrs Wed 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs Wed 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 6 - 12 yrs Tue 5:15 PM-6:00 PM 2 - 3 yrs Tue 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 4 - 6 yrs Tue 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 7 - 10 yrs Wed 5:15 PM-6:00 PM 16 mos - 2 yrs Wed 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs Wed 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 6 - 12 yrs EAGLE RIDGE COMMUNITY CENTRE Mon 5:15 PM-6:00 PM 2 - 3 yrs Sun 9:00 AM-9:45 AM 2 - 3 yrs Sun 9:45 AM-10:45 AM 4 - 7 yrs EAGLE VIEW ELEMENTARY Wed 2:45 PM-3:45 PM 5 - 10 yrs Wed 2:45 PM-3:45 PM 5 - 10 yrs FAIRFIELD COMMUNITY CENTRE Thu 9:00 AM-9:45 AM 16 mos - 2 yrs Thu 9:45 AM-10:30 AM 2 - 3 yrs Thu 10:30 AM-11:30 AM 3 - 5 yrs Thu 9:00 AM-9:45 AM 16 mos - 2 yrs Thu 9:45 AM-10:30 AM 2 - 3 yrs Thu 10:30 AM-11:30 AM 3 - 5 yrs GREENGLADE COMMUNITY CENTRE Wed 5:15 PM-6:00 PM 2 - 3 yrs Wed 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 4 - 7 yrs Wed 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 8 - 12 yrs Wed 5:15 PM-6:00 PM 2 - 3 yrs Wed 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 4 - 7 yrs Wed 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 8 - 12 yrs Sat 9:00 AM-9:45 AM 16 mos - 2 yrs Sat 9:45 AM-10:30 AM 2 - 4 yrs Sat 10:30 AM-11:30 AM 4 - 7 yrs HAPPY VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Fri 2:30 PM-3:30 PM 5 - 10 yrs JOHN STUBBS ELEMENTARY Thu 2:45 PM-3:45 PM 5 - 10 yrs Thu 2:45 PM-3:45 PM 5 - 10 yrs KEATING ELEMENTARY Tue 3:00 PM-4:00 PM 5 - 10 yrs Tue 3:00 PM-4:00 PM 5 - 10 yrs LAKEWOOD ELEMENTARY Thu 5:15 PM-6:00 PM 2 - 3 yrs Thu 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 4 - 6 yrs Thu 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 6 - 9 yrs Thu 5:15 PM-6:00 PM 2 - 3 yrs Thu 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 4 - 6 yrs Thu 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 6 - 9 yrs MARGARET JENKINS ELEMENTARY Mon 3:00 PM-4:00 PM 5 - 10 yrs OAK BAY HENDERSON CENTRE Sat 8:45 AM-9:45 AM 4 - 7 yrs Sat 9:00 AM-9:45 AM 2 - 3 yrs Sat 9:45 AM-10:45 AM 4 - 7 yrs Sat 9:45 AM-10:30 AM 2 - 3 yrs Sat 11:00 AM-12:00 PM 4 - 7 yrs OAKLANDS COMMUNITY CENTRE Sat 9:00 AM-9:45 AM 16 mos - 2 yrs Sat 9:45 AM-10:30 AM 2 - 3 yrs Sat 10:30 AM-11:30 AM 4 - 6 yrs OAKLANDS ELEMENTARY Fri 3:00 PM-4:00 PM 5 - 10 yrs SOOKE SEAPARC LEISURE CENTRE Wed 5:45 PM-6:30 PM 2 - 3.5 yrs Wed 6:30 PM-7:30 PM 4 - 7 yrs STRAWBERRY VALE ELEMENTARY Mon 3:00 PM-4:00 PM 5 - 10 yrs TORQUAY ELEMENTARY Tue 2:45 PM-3:45 PM 5 - 10 yrs Tue 2:45 PM-3:45 PM 5 - 10 yrs WEST-MONT MONTESSORI Tue 3:15 PM-4:15 PM 6 - 10 yrs Thu 3:00 PM-4:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs WILLWAY ELEMENTARY Fri 3:00 PM-4:00 PM 5 - 10 yrs

PROGRAM

DATES

WKS

PRICE*

SHAWNIGAN LAKE

2804 SHAWNIGAN LAKE RD, VICTORIA , BC Sportball Junior Mar 31 - Jun 16 Parent & Child Multi-Sport Mar 31 - Jun 16 Multi-Sport Mar 31 - Jun 16

VICTORIA

1703 MONTEREY AVE, VICTORIA, BC Sportball Junior Apr 1 - May 6 Parent & Child Multi-Sport Apr 1 - May 6 Multi-Sport Apr 1 - May 6 Sportball Junior May 13 - Jun 17 Parent & Child Multi-Sport May 13 - Jun 17 Multi-Sport May 13 - Jun 17 1359 MCKENZIE AVE, VICTORIA, BC Sportball Junior Apr 6 - Jun 15 Me & My Dad Multi-Sport Apr 6 - Jun 15 Multi-Sport Apr 6 - Jun 15 1440 HARROP RD, VICTORIA, BC After School Program Apr 2 - May 7 After School Program May 14 - Jun 18 3427 QUADRA ST, VICTORIA, BC After School Program Apr 2 - May 7 After School Program May 14 - Jun 18 3000 WISHART RD, VICTORIA, BC Parent & Child Indoor Soccer Apr 1 - May 6 Indoor Soccer Apr 1 - May 6 Indoor Soccer Apr 1 - May 6 Sportball Junior Apr 2 - May 7 Multi-Sport Apr 2 - May 7 Sportball FitKids Apr 2 - May 7 Parent & Child Soccer May 13 - Jun 17 Soccer May 13 - Jun 17 Soccer May 13 - Jun 17 Sportball Junior May 14 - Jun 18 Multi-Sport May 14 - Jun 18 Sportball FitKids May 14 - Jun 18 1089 LANGFORD PKWY, VICTORIA, BC Parent & Child Indoor Soccer Apr 7 - Jun 9 Parent & Child Multi-Sport Apr 27 - Jun 8 Multi-Sport Apr 27 - Jun 8 97 TALCOTT RD, VICTORIA, BC After School Program Apr 2 - May 7 After School Program May 14 - Jun 1330 FAIRFIELD RD, VICTORIA, BC Sportball Junior Apr 3 - May 8 Parent & Child Multi-Sport Apr 3 - May 8 Multi-Sport Apr 3 - May 8 Sportball Junior May 15 - Jun 19 Parent & Child Multi-Sport May 15 - Jun 19 Multi-Sport May 15 - Jun 19 2151 LANNON WAY, VICTORIA, BC Parent & Child Indoor Soccer Apr 2 - May 7 Soccer Apr 2 - May 7 Soccer Apr 2 - May 7 Parent & Child Soccer May 14 - Jun 18 Soccer May 14 - Jun 18 Soccer May 14 - Jun 18 Sportball Junior Apr 5 - Jun 14 Me & My Dad Multi-Sport Apr 5 - Jun 14 Multi-Sport Apr 5 - Jun 14 3291 HAPPY VALLEY RD, VICTORIA, BC After School Program Apr 4 - Jun 6 301 ZEALOUS CRES, VICTORIA, BC After School Program Apr 3 - May 8 After School Program May 15 - Jun 19 6843 CENTRAL SAANICH RD, VICTORIA, BC After School Program Apr 1 - May 6 After School Program May 13 - Jun 17 2363 SETCHFIELD AVE, VICTORIA, BC Parent & Child Multi-Sport Apr 3 - May 8 Multi-Sport Apr 3 - May 8 Multi-Sport Apr 3 - May 8 Parent & Child Multi-Sport May 15 - Jun 19 Multi-Sport May 15 - Jun 19 Multi-Sport May 15 - Jun 19 6 $96.00 1824 FAIRFIELD RD, VICTORIA, BC After School Program Mar 31 - Jun 16 2291 CEDAR HILL X RD, VICTORIA, BC Multi-Sport Apr 5 - Jun 14 Parent & Child Indoor Soccer Apr 5 - Jun 14 Indoor Soccer Apr 5 - Jun 14 Parent & Child Multi-Sport Apr 5 - Jun 14 Tee Ball Apr 5 - Jun 14 1-2827 BELMONT AVE, VICTORIA, BC Sportball Junior Apr 26 - Jun 14 Parent & Child Multi-Sport Apr 26 - Jun 14 Multi-Sport Apr 26 - Jun 14 2827 BELMONT AVE, VICTORIA, BC After School Program pr 4 - Jun 20 2168 PHILLIPS RD, VICTORIA, BC Parent & Child Multi-Sport Mar 26 - Apr 30 Multi-Sport Mar 26 - Apr 30 4109 ROSEDALE AVE, VICTORIA, BC After School Program Mar 31 - Jun 16 4413 TORQUAY DR, VICTORIA, BC After School Program Apr 1 - May 6 After School Program May 13 - Jun 17 4075 METCHOSIN RD, VICTORIA, BC After School Program Apr 1 - May 27 After School Program Apr 3 - May 29 2939 MT. WELLS DR, VICTORIA, BC After School Program Apr 4 - Jun 13

10 10 10

$140.00 $140.00 $140.00

6 6 6 6 6 6

$96.00 $96.00 $96.00 $96.00 $96.00 $96.00

9 9 9

$144.00 $144.00 $144.00

6 6

$84.00 $84.00

6 6

$84.00 $84.00

6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

$111.00 $111.00 $111.00 $96.00 $96.00 $96.00 $111.00 $111.00 $111.00 $96.00 $96.00 $96.00

8 6 6

$143.00 $96.00 $96.00

6 18 6

$84.00 $84.00

6 6 6 6 6 6

$84.00 $84.00 $84.00 $84.00 $84.00 $84.00

6 6 6 6 6 6 9 9 9

$111.00 $111.00 $111.00 $111.00 $111.00 $111.00 $144.00 $144.00 $144.00

8

$112.00

6 6

$84.00 $84.00

6 6

$84.00 $84.00

6 6 6 6 6

$96.00 $96.00 $96.00 $96.00 $96.00

10

$140.00

9 9 9 9 9

$171.00 $171.00 $171.00 $171.00 $171.00

7 7 7

$112.00 $112.00 $112.00

10

$140.00

6 6

$96.00 $96.00

10

$140.00

6 6

$84.00 $84.00

9 9

$144.00 $144.00

8

$112.00

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SUMMER 2014 SPORTBALL CAMPS DAY SPORTSPLEX Wed - Fri Wed - Fri

TIME

AGE

PROGRAM

DATES

WKS

PRICE*

1800 SOUTH ALDER ST, CAMPBELL RIVER, BC Multi-Sport Camp Jul 2 - Jul 4 Multi-Sport Camp Jul 2 - Jul 4

3 days 3 days

$84.00 $84.00

2300 BOWEN RD, NANAIMO, BC Multi-Sport Camp Jul 14 - Jul 18 Multi-Sport Camp Jul 14 - Jul 18 Multi-Sport Camp Aug 25 - Aug 29 Multi-Sport Camp Aug 25 - Aug 29

5 days 5 days 5 days 5 days

$140.00 $140.00 $140.00 $140.00

2804 SHAWNIGAN LAKE RD, VICTORIA, BC Multi-Sport Camp Jul 14 - Jul 18 Multi-Sport Camp Jul 14 - Jul 18 Multi-Sport Camp Jul 28 - Aug 1 Multi-Sport Camp Jul 28 - Aug 1 Flag Football Camp Aug 5 - Aug 8 Flag Football Camp Aug 5 - Aug 8 Lacrosse Camp Aug 25 - Aug 29 Lacrosse Camp Aug 25 - Aug 29

5 days 5 days 5 days 5 days 4 days 4 days 5 days 5 days

$140.00 $140.00 $140.00 $140.00 $112.00 $112.00 $140.00 $140.00

5 days 5 days 5 days 5 days 5 days 5 days

$140.00 $140.00 $112.00 $112.00 $140.00 $140.00

4 days 4 days 5 days 5 days 4 days 4 days 5 days 5 days

$112.00 $112.00 $140.00 $140.00 $112.00 $112.00 $140.00 $140.00

3 days 3 days 4 days 4 days

$84.00 $84.00 $112.00 $112.00

5 days 5 days

$140.00 $140.00

5 days 5 days 5 days 5 days

$140.00 $140.00 $140.00 $140.00

5 days 5 days

$140.00 $140.00

5 days 5 days 5 days 5 days

$140.00 $140.00 $140.00 $140.00

5 days 5 days

$145.00 $145.00

5 days 5 days 5 days 5 days 5 days 5 days

$145.00 $145.00 $145.00 $145.00 $145.00 $145.00

4 days 4 days 5 days 5 days 5 days 5 days 5 days 5 days

$112.00 $112.00 $140.00 $140.00 $140.00 $140.00 $140.00 $140.00

CAMPBELL RIVER 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

3 - 5 yrs 6 - 10 yrs

CENTENNIAL BUILDING, BEBAN PARK REC Mon - Fri 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs Mon - Fri 1:00 PM-4:00 PM 6 - 9 yrs Mon - Fri 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs Mon - Fri 1:00 PM-4:00 PM 6 - 9 yrs SHAWNIGAN LAKE COMMUNITY CENTRE Mon - Fri 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs Mon - Fri 1:00 PM-4:00 PM 6 - 9 yrs Mon - Fri 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs Mon - Fri 1:00 PM-4:00 PM 4 - 7 yrs Tue - Fri 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs Tue - Fri 1:00 PM-4:00 PM 6 - 9 yrs Mon - Fri 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs Mon - Fri 1:00 PM-4:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs

NANAIMO

SHAWNIGAN LAKE

5TH GARRY OAK SCOUT HALL Mon - Fri 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs Mon - Fri 1:00 PM-4:00 PM 6 - 10 yrs Tue - Fri 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs Tue - Fri 1:00 PM-4:00 PM 6 - 10 yrs Mon - Fri 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs Mon - Fri 1:00 PM-4:00 PM 6 - 10 yrs BRAEFOOT CENTRE Mon & Wed-Fri 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs Mon & Wed-Fri 1:00 PM-4:00 PM 4 - 7 yrs Mon - Fri 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs Mon - Fri 1:00 PM-4:00 PM 6 - 9 yrs Tue - Fri 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs Tue - Fri 1:00 PM-4:00 PM 4 - 7 yrs Mon - Fri 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs Mon - Fri 1:00 PM-4:00 PM 4 - 7 yrs BURNSIDE GORGE COMMUNITY CENTRE Wed - Fri 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs Wed - Fri 1:00 AM-4:00 PM 6 - 9 yrs Tue - Fri 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs Tue - Fri 1:00 AM-4:00 PM 6 - 9 yrs CRYSTAL POOL Mon - Fri 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs Mon - Fri 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs EAGLE RIDGE COMMUNITY CENTRE Mon - Fri 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs Mon - Fri 1:00 PM-4:00 PM 6 - 9 yrs Mon - Fri 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs Mon - Fri 1:00 PM-4:00 PM 6 - 9 yrs FAIRFIELD COMMUNITY CENTRE Mon - Fri 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs Mon - Fri 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs GREENGLADE COMMUNITY CENTRE Mon - Fri 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs Mon - Fri 1:00 PM-4:00 PM 6 - 9 yrs Mon - Fri 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs Mon - Fri 1:00 PM-4:00 PM 6 - 9 yrs OAK BAY HENDERSON CENTRE Mon - Fri 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs Mon - Fri 1:00 PM-4:00 PM 4 - 7 yrs OAK BAY WINDSOR PARK Mon - Fri 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs Mon - Fri 1:00 PM-4:00 PM 4 - 7 yrs Mon - Fri 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs Mon - Fri 1:00 PM-4:00 PM 4 - 7 yrs Mon - Fri 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs Mon - Fri 1:00 PM-4:00 PM 4 - 7 yrs WEST SHORE PARKS AND RECREATION Tue - Fri 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs Tue - Fri 1:00 PM-4:00 PM 6 - 9 yrs Mon - Fri 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs Mon - Fri 1:00 PM-4:00 PM 4 - 7 yrs Mon - Fri 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs Mon - Fri 1:00 PM-4:00 PM 6 - 9 yrs Mon - Fri 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 3 - 5 yrs Mon - Fri 1:00 PM-4:00 PM 4 - 7 yrs

VICTORIA

1703 MONTEREY AVE, VICTORIA, BC Multi-Sport Camp Jul 14 - Jul 18 Multi-Sport Camp Jul 14 - Jul 18 Multi-Sport Camp Aug 5 - Aug 8 Multi-Sport Camp Aug 5 - Aug 8 Multi-Sport Camp Aug 18 - Aug 22 Multi-Sport Camp Aug 18 - Aug 22 1359 MCKENZIE AVE, VICTORIA, BC Multi-Sport Camp Jun 30 - Jul 4 Multi-Sport Camp Jun 30 - Jul 4 Multi-Sport Camp Jul 21 - Jul 25 Multi-Sport Camp Jul 21 - Jul 25 Multi-Sport Camp Aug 5 - Aug 8 Multi-Sport Camp Aug 5 - Aug 8 Multi-Sport Camp Aug 25 - Aug 29 Multi-Sport Camp Aug 25 - Aug 29 471 CECELIA RD, VICTORIA, BC Multi-Sport Camp Jul 2 - Jul 4 Multi-Sport Camp Jul 2 - Jul 4 Multi-Sport Camp Aug 5 - Aug 8 Multi-Sport Camp Aug 5 - Aug 8 2275 QUADRA ST, VICTORIA, BC Multi-Sport Camp Jul 21 - Jul 25 Multi-Sport Camp Aug 18 - Aug 22 1089 LANGFORD PKWY, VICTORIA, BC Multi-Sport Camp Jul 7 - Jul 11 Multi-Sport Camp Jul 7 - Jul 11 Multi-Sport Camp Aug 18 - Aug 22 Multi-Sport Camp Aug 18 - Aug 22 1330 FAIRFIELD RD, VICTORIA, BC Multi-Sport Camp Jul 28 - Aug 1 Multi-Sport Camp Aug 18 - Aug 22 2151 LANNON WAY, VICTORIA, BC Multi-Sport Camp Jul 8 - Jul 12 Multi-Sport Camp Jul 8 - Jul 12 Multi-Sport Camp Aug 12 - Aug 16 Multi-Sport Camp Aug 12 - Aug 16 2291 CEDAR HILL X RD, VICTORIA, BC Multi-Sport Camp Aug 25 - Aug 29 Multi-Sport Camp Aug 25 - Aug 29 2400 WINDSOR RD, VICTORIA, BC Multi-Sport Camp Jul 7 - Jul 11 Multi-Sport Camp Jul 7 - Jul 11 Multi-Sport Camp Jul 28 - Aug 1 Multi-Sport Camp Jul 28 - Aug 1 Multi-Sport Camp Aug 11 - Aug 15 Multi-Sport Camp Aug 11 - Aug 15 1767 OLD ISLAND HWY, VICTORIA, BC Multi-Sport Camp Jul 2 - Jul 5 Multi-Sport Camp Jul 2 - Jul 5 Multi-Sport Camp Jul 15 - Jul 19 Multi-Sport Camp Jul 15 - Jul 19 Multi-Sport Camp Jul 29 - Aug 2 Multi-Sport Camp Jul 29 - Aug 2 Multi-Sport Camp Aug 12 - Aug 16 Multi-Sport Camp Aug 12 - Aug 16

SUMMER 2014 WEEKLY CLASSES DAY

TIME

BARNEY MORIEZ PARK Sat 9:00 AM-9:45 AM Sat 9:45 AM-10:45 AM Sat 10:45 AM-11:45 AM

AGE

PROGRAM

DATES

WKS PRICE*

NANAIMO

2 - 3 yrs 4 - 6 yrs 7 - 10 yrs

BRAEFOOT CENTRE Thu 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 4 - 6 yrs Thu 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 7 - 10 yrs Thu 5:15 PM-6:00 PM 2 - 3 yrs BURNSIDE GORGE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION Sun 10:45 AM-11:45 AM 7 - 10 yrs Sun 9:45 AM-10:45 AM 4 - 6 yrs Sun 9:00AM-9:45 AM 2 - 3 yrs FAIRFIELD COMMUNITY CENTRE Wed 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 3.5 - 6 yrs Wed 5:15 PM-6:00 PM 2 - 3 yrs GORDON HEAD RECREATION CENTRE Wed 5:15 PM-6:00 PM 2 - 3 yrs Wed 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 4 - 6 yrs Wed 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 7 - 10 yrs GREENGLADE COMMUNITY CENTRE Wed 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 6 - 12 yrs Wed 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 4 - 7 yrs Wed 5:15 PM-6:00 PM 2 - 3 yrs OAK BAY HENDERSON CENTRE Mon 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 4 - 6 yrs Mon 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 7 - 10 yrs Mon 5:15 PM-6:00 PM 2 - 3 yrs OAKLANDS COMMUNITY CENTRE Thu 5:15 PM-6:00 PM 2 - 3 yrs Thu 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 4 - 6 yrs Thu 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 7 - 10 yrs Sat 9:00 AM-9:45 AM 16 mths - 2 yrs Sat 9:45 AM-10:30 AM 2 - 3 yrs Sat 10:30 AM-11:30 AM 4 - 6 yrs SOOKE SEAPARC LEISURE CENTRE Wed 5:45 PM-6:30 PM 2 - 3.5 yrs Wed 6:30 PM-7:30 PM 4 - 7 yrs WEST SHORE PARKS AND RECREATION Tue 5:15 PM-6:00 PM 2 - 3 yrs Tue 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 4 - 6 yrs Tue 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 7 - 10 yrs Sat 9:30 AM-10:15 AM 2 - 3.5 yrs Sat 10:15 AM-11:15 AM 4 - 6 yrs Sat 11:15 AM-12:15 AM 7 - 10 yrs

451 POPLAR ST, NANAIMO, BC Parent & Child Outdoor Soccer Outdoor Soccer Outdoor Soccer

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Langford fire prevention officer Chris Aubrey has to forcefully push a cedar bush out of the way to read an address number. Langford Fire Rescue is encouraging everyone to make sure addresses are clearly viable for all emergency services by trimming foliage or using reflective or light-coloured numbers.

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As spring approaches, Langford Fire Rescue reminds residents to make sure the safety of their homes has not been compromised over the winter months. One simple thing residents can do – it’s actually a requirement, kind of like clearing snow off your walkway for letter

carriers – is make sure home addresses are clear and visible. Wind and rain can fade and strip painted signs and overgrown bushes have the potential to block them out. “Obviously time is paramount and the quicker we can find your address, day and night, the faster we can come and provide aid,” said Chris Aubrey, fire prevention officer. The department also recommends addresses be visible from the road in both directions, so firefighters can spot it either way. If possible, having the address lit also helps identify your home quickly.

A City of Langford bylaw dictates all addresses must be six inches high, in a contrasting colour from the house and be visible from the street. “Brass numbers look really nice for the first year, but then they start to fade. Especially if you put them on wood, it can really blend in and after a while it’s almost impossible to see the numbers,” Aubrey said. “If you’ve got dark-coloured wood, put white numbers on it. If you’ve got light coloured wood, then put black numbers on it. Those seem to be the ones that will stand out over the long term.” Sooke’s Fire Rescue Service

makes reflective signs for homeowners and Langford residents can buy them through the Langford fire department. The signs conform to the city bylaw and cost around $25, with proceeds going to Sooke’s fire prevention division. To order a sign contact Langford’s fire prevention unit at 250-478-9555. Other spring cleaning tasks recommended include testing smoke alarms and changing their batteries, plus scraping accumulated grease and charcoal out of backyard barbecues and checking the gas connections before firing them up. kwells@goldstreamgazette.com

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A river otter enjoys a feed of salmon at the SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin. The centre has installed five cameras, one of which will stream live online at a time, so people can observe the animals’ behaviour. Photo submitted

Wild ARC webcam serves dual purpose Don Descoteau News staff

As a hospital and convalescence facility, the B.C. SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre isn’t really set up to welcome visitors. Recently the Wild ARC made a change to allow animal lovers to see the critters in action – it had video monitors installed in five separate locations around the Metchosin site. Visitors clicking on to wild arc. com will find a link to streaming video showing live, behind-thescenes action. It’s been less than two weeks since the cameras were set up, but Wild ARC manager Kari Marks said the early feedback has been very positive.

“I think it’s something that will grow over time as people get to know it’s there,” she said. In addition to an “otter-cam,” others are set up in the deer pen, the flight pen (for larger birds of prey), the racoons’ outer enclosure and in the racoon nursery. The plan was to keep the online feed on the otter pond initially, then shift it to the racoons, Marks said. She noted that the cameras provide a double benefit. “It really does help for us to be able to observe them from a distance, to see how they move with an injury. So we’re excited about both the public aspect and the unobtrusive observation.” The hope is that by being able to watch what goes on at the

facility, people may be more likely to consider donating to its operation. The “Want to buy me dinner?” button is found just above the video picture and encourages people to donate an amount equivalent to the cost of feeding particular animals in the facility. Wild ARC only opens to the public once a year. Its 10th annual open house happens tomorrow and Sunday (March 29 and 30) from noon to 4 p.m. To avoid stressing out the patients, the public will not be able to view wild animals, but educational raptors will be on site. Registration is required to take part in the tours. Visit wildarc.com to sign up. editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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Be prepared for a disaster This week, B.C.’s auditor general Russ Jones released his report on how prepared – or unprepared – the province is in the event of a catastrophic earthquake. Not surprisingly, and echoing a 1997 report from the same office, Jones finds neither the province nor Emergency Management B.C. is adequately ready for such a disaster. The province and agencies may not be prepared and must take immediate steps to correct this situation, but so do we as individuals and private companies. All of us must recognize that a disaster, and not just an earthquake, could affect us at any time. A major snowstorm or windstorm, such as we’ve seen in recent years, could shut down the region for days. A hazardous waste spill is always a concern and the recent landslide in Washington state is simply one more example of an emergency that could befall us. Common sense and local emergency preparedness programs tell us we need to be ready for seven days without support during an emergency. This means having adequate food, water and shelter as a bare minimum for a week. Other groups recommend more; the Mormon church suggests members have at least a threemonth supply of food on hand. We need to ask ourselves what else we need for survival. Do we have cash on hand if banking services are disrupted? Do we have extra, charged batteries for cellphones and other mobile devices we depend on so much these days? We must also ensure that our supplies are easily accessible during any emergency scenario. This could include being somewhere other than at home during such a situation. Do you have an emergency kit in your car or at your office? If you are a business owner, what do you have in place to support your staff if they are unable to leave the premises for several days? While it is our responsibility as individuals, families and businesses to ensure we are adequately prepared for a difficult and unexpected situation, it is also mandatory the provincial government and the appropriate departments be prepared as well. All of our lives could depend on it.

The News Gazette is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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Citizen scientists can save Monarchs From the age of five, Fred Urquhart was fascinated by monarch butterflies in his Toronto neighbourhood. Born in 1911, he spent hours watching the orange and black insects flutter about, wondering: Where did they go in winter? At school, he read voraciously about nature, especially insects. He eventually became a zoology professor and married Norah Patterson, David who shared his love of butterflies, as did their son, Doug. To answer the question that had nagged Fred since childhood, in 1940 they found a way to attach tiny labels to individual butterflies that read, “Send to Zoology University of Toronto Canada.” They started the Insect Migration Association, now known as Monarch Watch, enlisting “citizen scientists” to tag butterflies. They finally solved the mystery in 1975 – with the help of two citizen scientists in Mexico. Ken Brugger and Catalina Aguado had come across millions of butterflies in the mountains west of Mexico City. The couple took the Urquharts there in 1976 and, miraculously, Fred found one of his tagged insects within hours. Their fascinating story is told in the documentary film Flight of the Butterflies. Now monarchs are in trouble,

their numbers drastically reduced from the days when the Urquharts pursued their passion. And once again, experts and others are calling on citizen scientists – and politicians – to help. Monarch populations in Mexico plummeted to a record low of about 33.5 million this year from an annual average over the past 15 years of about 350 million and highs of more Suzuki than one billion. Causes include illegal logging in Mexico, herbicide use on genetically modified crops in the U.S. and climate change. In February, in response to a letter by Mexican poet Homero Aridjis, signed by more than 100 scientists, writers and environmentalists – including Canadians Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje and John Ralston Saul – U.S. President Barack Obama, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper agreed to “establish a working group to ensure the conservation of the monarch butterfly, a species that symbolizes our association.” The letter to leaders said, “As Mexico is addressing the logging issues, so now must the United States and Canada address the effects of our current agricultural policies.” Those problematic prac-

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A massive 51,895 will park a new car on their driveway, 32,312 will house a sport ute in their garage, while another 28,395 will opt for a truck out front. Keith Morgan

Driveway readers to spend billions to buy a new set of wheels Driveway readers are in the mood to splash out an astonishing $3.6 billion-plus of their hard-earned cash to buy new vehicles this year. This is not some by Keith Morgan wild, optimistic prediction but a solid forecast based on what our readers revealed in a comprehensive survey conducted on behalf of Black Press by Pulse Research, a company with 30 years of experience in asking the right questions of consumers. In a series of wide-ranging interviews, Black Press newspaper readers from all over the province gave Pulse a comprehensive account of their spending plans. Their intention to spend $53.1 million on fish and chips, $45.8 million on tooth whitening, $13.1 million on tattoos or piercing, $9.1 million on pet toys and $1.9 million on tuxedos, raised some smiles. But the auto spending intent grabbed our serious attention. A massive 123,275 households will take vehicles for a spin and sign on the dotted line. A massive 51,895 will park a new car on their driveway, 32,312 will house a sport ute in their garage, while another 28,395 will opt for a truck out front. Most people surveyed knew what kind of wheels they would be looking for and what they were prepared to pay.

The sticker price range for most folks is $25Reacting to the Black Press/Pulse report he said: “Customers today are clearly taking advantage $30,000. However, premium car sellers will be of one of the most exciting times in automotive pleased that 13,708 plan to spend an average history. Dealers across BC are focusing like of $45,000 on one of their products. Another never before on creating a better buying expe7,883 will shell out an average of $64,413 for rience – a more enjoyable, more informed and refined vehicles in the $50-$75,000 price range. entertaining experience on-site and In addition, 2,937 more will spend online. It’s almost as if dealers are an average of $82,448 on luxury putting on mini Auto Shows every marques. day of the week!” An eco-conscious 11,750 houseHe continued: “There are more holds will fork out more than than 350 new car dealerships $30 grand for a hybrid or electric across the province, and new vehicle. Utilitarian minivans top ones popping up all the time, the shopping list at 9,791 homes, making this industry one of BC’s with budgets a shade under $30,000. Customers today most important. Not only because they generate more than $10 bilWe even discovered that readers are clearly taking lion annually in economic activity, would spend another $2 billion advantage of one but also because they employ on car servicing, preventive of the most exciting directly and indirectly, more than maintenance, oil changes and times in automotive 34,000 full-time people in the after-market products. Good more than 50 communities that history. news for used car sales: 105,750 they serve. The buying intent of households are prepared to spend Blair Qualey Black Press readers is terrific President of the New Car $1.69 billion on pre-owned, Dealers Association of BC news for our members and the nearly new, or whatever the curBC economy. rent parlance is for second-hand “I can hardly wait for the next few years. vehicles as they used to be called! Buckle up; it’s going to be an exciting ride.” Last week, Blair Qualey, the president of the Count on the Driveway team to supply you the New Car Dealers Association of BC, talked best and most current information each week, about the importance of his industry to this and on the drivewaycanada site, to help you province in his column here about the Vanmake the right decision in your car purchase. couver International Auto Show, which runs kmorgan@drivewaybc.ca until Sunday,

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Chrysler wheels out its sedan segment slugger

The 200 is not a new nameplate for Chrysler but the 2015 model is all-new from the ground up. This generation of 200 debuts the new “face of Chrysler” with its signature grille and logo. There’s also a standard set of rear LED tail lamps, and the interior craftsmanship is much more impressive than before. This mid-size sedan is hoping to play ball – and win – against competitors like the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Mazda6 and Toyota Camry, in an ever-aggressive segment. Using the baseball analogy with the 200 seemed apropos since the drive event took place in Louisville, Kentucky, the home of the Louisville slugger. Nevertheless, here are the meat and potatoes for the all-new vehicle. There are four trims available on the 200. First is the LX with a starting MSRP of $22,995. Then there’s the Limited, the S and the top-of-the-line C model. Regardless of trim, each comes with an industry first, a ninespeed automatic transmission. My day started behind the wheel of the Limited trim with the 2.4L, four-cylinder MultiAir engine (MSRP $24,995). This powerplant produces 184 horsepower and 173 lb-ft of torque.

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The interior reflects that of thoughtful craftsmanship and design. Soft touch materials are used throughout and the layout is easy on the eyes. Not to mention the abundance of cubbyholes in which to place personal items. On a side note, the interior colour combinations drew inspiration from various American cities. For example, the all-black interior pays homage to New York City, the Linen and Black is Sausalito, California and the Blue and Black on the S model is Detroit.

The centre stack can be adorned with either a five-inch touch screen or the optional 8.4-inch. To me, the five-inch screen seemed a little small, so I’d invest in the larger version. That said, it was still highly functional and easy to use. On the road, the 2.4L Limited shines brightest when on the highway and on long stretches of pavement. It has ability in the

twists and turns, but to really get a dynamic feel, you’d need to opt for the S or C trim to put it in the sport mode. In that case, you get a different suspension setup and steering feel to really allow you to have more fun in the captain’s chair. Back to the 2.4L though. In the city, I felt I didn’t need much more power. Steering feel is light and allows to car the

move with ease at slow speeds and gingerly into parking spots. Overall, a pleasant drive. The second half of my day was consumed with the V6. Yum. The award winning 3.6L, Pentastar V6 packs 295 hp underneath its sparkling new hood. For a driver’s car, this is the one I’d pick. What’s more, you can configure this engine on all trims except

the base LX. Additionally, you can opt for an all-wheel drive setup too. However, the AWD system needs to be paired with the V6. Getting into the sport mode, or fun mode as I call it, requires pushing down and turning the central dial/gear selector to the right. Make sure you push it down, otherwise it won’t go anywhere. And less fun will be had. When accelerating, there’s a little bit of a throaty gurgle that comes standard out of the twin exhaust pipes around back. It’s a nice sound and one that I enjoyed hearing over and over again. One thing I did notice is that the A pillar did have width to it, so visibility is a little trickier out the front. And with its sloping roofline, visibility out the rear could have been better. Thank goodness for the rear view camera. Along with its new bodywork and insides, there are over 60 standard and available safety features to keep both you and the 200 looking good and in one piece. The 2015 Chrysler 200 will be available in the second quarter of 2014.Visit www.chrysler.ca for more info. Alexandra.straub@drivewaybc.ca

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F-150

B.C. only! No accidents! Great brakes! Rolling on 20” Toyo Open Country tires and XD rims, this jacked up turbo beast has just 22,934kms! Why go new when we already did all the hard work for you? Stk #D15867

N ACCIDEON TS

JUKE

VICTORIA ONLY! This turbo mini SUV pumps out 188hp while achieving incredible fuel economy! It’s a sporty drive with lots of space, check it out today! Stk #F16079

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$

2007 PONTIAC

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No Accidents! Great brakes! This car has compiled just 51,119kms in 7 years! The red, leather interior convertible you’ve always wanted is here! Leave the rear passengers at home and go have fun! Stk #V16180

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2012 DODGE

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13,488

FIT SPORT

2012 NISSAN TITAN PRO 4X

YARIS

Serviced front and rear brakes! With a whole lot of warranty remaining and its renowned inexpensive cost of ownership, this sporty little TOYOTA can last you dozens of years! Don’t go new, this deal is too good! Stk #D16077

14,988

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

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$

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$

10,388

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

No accidents! Great brakes and tires! The award winning Mazda 2 is a vehicle you must see if you’re looking for a sporty and fuel efficient vehicle! This interior is unlike any other, come find out why we are #1! Stk #D16065

B.C. only! No accidents! New tires! Great brakes! One of the most luxurious rides on the road, it even has air conditioned seats! The power on this 3.9l V8 is limitless! Time to feel like a boss! Check it out! Stk #X16105

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

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LS

N ACCIDEON TS

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TIRED OF BEING TOLD YOU NEED A DOWN PAYMENT?

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I can remember buying my first truck in 1986 like it was yesterday. It had to be a specific make and model. I was looking for a Toyota 4x4 pick-up, black in colour and it had to be in good shape. I wanted it to be bone stock with as little mileage as possible. I found one in the newspaper; it was on the lot at a dealership in Surrey. Quickly I called them to inquire and they said they had a couple of people with deals written up, but it didn’t look like they were going to go through, so if I wanted it I had better get down there

right away. I was naive at that age and fell for that old trick. I had to get a ride from a friend and I remember it was snowing so it was slow getting there. When I arrived it was running and they were anxious for me to drive it. I took it around the block and parked in a vacant lot, hopped out and started to inspect it. I immediately noticed rust and body damage. Clearing the snow from inside the truck box, I found more damage. It looked like someone had dropped a bowling ball into it from a high ledge. I could

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Mike Delamont is missing the pink cherry blossoms of Victoria as he chats on the phone from an Edmonton hotel room, hiding from -12 C weather. “It’s nice that people will come out in bad weather to have an hour of giggles. We’re going to Winnipeg tomorrow where it’s supposed to be -25,” the 29-year-old comedian says. He’s away for just a

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BAND MANAGER WANTED The Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations seek FT band mgr. This is the senior staff position, reporting directly to Chief + Council. Post-sec education and 5-7 yrs managerial experience (pref. with FNs) required. Must provide criminal record check, and interview in Port Hardy. Posting closes 4pm Apr. 11. Full posting details at www.gwanak.info. Submit resume with 3 refs. + cover letter to finance@gwanak.info

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JOHN HOWARD SOCIETY seeks a volunteer mentor to develop a supportive relationship with a young person by engaging them in various activities on a weekly basis. Long term commitment required. Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-386-2269.

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M’AKOLA ILBC Housing Society requires a creative individual to help run a fun craft program for seniors for one or two hours a month. You choose the time and day that works best for you! Call Volunteer Victoria at 250-386-2269.

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NANAIMO WATERFRONT 2nd floor condo. 1500 sq.ft. LR/DR/2bdrms with view, den, gas FP, secure bldg. 2 underground parking spaces. Maintenance fee includes hot water/gas/landscaping. 1 pet OK. View anytime. $339,900 Reduced to $329,000. (250)7539123

THE JAMES Bay Community Project is looking for volunteers to fill a range of positions working with Seniors. One position, Errand Helper, has a volunteer assisting Seniors to accomplish miscellaneous errands in their day. For more information on these enjoyable and meaningful volunteer opportunity(s) please call Lisa at 250-388-7844.

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INGLIS 2 door fridge in white with ice and water dispenser. Like new. $500. Mans leather jacket, like new, size 38. $50. Call (250)744-1756.

CLEARPATH Acupuncture here to help with your health goals. Boost Immunity. Improve digestion. Reduce pain and stress. Laurina Norris, Registered Acupuncturist. 15% off Students + 65+ or with this ad. Call 250-213-3340. www.clearpath-acu.com

MIND BODY & SPIRIT KRIPALU MASSAGE, Reiki, Acupressure, Chair Massage. I have relaxed clients that have been with me for 5-12 years. See testimonials on website. Women only. Call 250-514-6223 or visit online at: www.andreakober.com PAST LIFE Hypnosis for fun and discovery. 10% off with this ad. Lani (250)592-8777.

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FRIENDLY FRANK BOOKCASE OR china cabinet, sliding glass doors, 42’x12� $40. (250)598-0750. CANARY CAGE $25. 6-drawer pine dresser & mirror $50. Pool cue $24. (250)544-4933.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL BUILDING for sale; central location in downtown Victoria. 3000 sq ft of retail space on main floor + 3000 sq ft on upper floor (4 storage) or art studio. $879,000. Priced for quick sale. Call (250)8132458.

DUPLEX/4-PLEX OPEN HOUSE- Sat & Sun, every weekend, 1-4pm. New Home For Sale: 5887 Stonehaven Dr, 2050sq ft, 2 bdrm + den + rec room heat pump, 5 appls, central vac, $364,500. Near hospital. Quality homes at an affordable price. Call Gord (250)710-1947. OPEN HOUSE- Sat & Sun, every weekend, 1-4pm. New Duplex For Sale, Duncan, at 5909 Stonehaven Dr in Stone Manor Estate’s (near Hospital) 1850sq ft 3 bdrms, 3.5 baths, 5 appls and much more, $295,000. Call Gord, 1-250746-7240.

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ARBUTUS, CYPRESS, fir, hardwoods. Seasoned. Call 250-661-7391.

GARAGE SALES VICTORIA- 2810 Lansdowne Rd, Fri, Mar 28, 1-5pm, Sat, Mar 29, 8-2pm. Downsizing Uplands home to a condo, Everything from A to Z!

BEAUTIFUL WATERVIEW house, approx 3500 sq.ft. level entry, 2 floors w/self-contained 1-bdrm in-law suite in sought after area in Gordon Head. Lrg living rm, 4 bdrms, 3 fireplaces, formal dining rm, family rm, large rec room, lrg dbl garage, 4 full baths. $829,000. 4453 Houlihan Court. Open House Sat & Sun 1-4. (250)744-7129.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? NEWSPRINT ROLLENDS$2-$10. Fridays only, 8:30am to 4:30pm. #200-770 Enterprise Cres, Victoria. Goldstream Press Division.

QUALICUM BEACH Ocean view 1600sqft built 2010. 2 bdrm 3 bath 3 levels walk to town beach. 20x12 shop carport, RV parking low maint high efficient home $485,000. Call 250-228-4623. SIDNEY CONDO for Sale in the Shoal Centre. Thinking of downsizing or buying into a great investment? There’s 1 bdrm, 1 bath, a full kitchen, all appliances and has 4th floor views of Malahat & gorgeous sun sets. Presently rented at $1475/mo. Asking $273,000. Across from Library & Rose gardens. Call (250)655-1956, by appt only. A Real Gem in the Heart of Sidney.

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TEMPUR PILLOW- medium 20�long, New $120.95, asking $65. Call (250)383-5390.

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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2-4 PM. 2614 Ernhil Dr. Totally renovated 3 bdrm, 2 bath home. New exotic H/W floors. Lrg 8’ shower of master bdrm. Large landscaped fenced lot. Must see. $459,000. BONUS: WE WILL PAY YOU THE REALTOR FEES ON CLOSING. phone (250)590-1632.

CAMPBELL RIVER: 2 bdrm + den, 2 bath Bare-Land Strata patio home on Golf Course. Gated adult comm. with min. maint. Small pet ok. $345,000. W/C acc. (250)286-1719

AFFORDABLE AND quiet. 55+ community in Ladysmith. Home of the famous Festival of Lights!!!! Carefree manufactured homes on easy care lots for as low as $119,700. Low monthly lot fee. On transit. Close to parks, community centre, pool and amazing trails. Only 50 minutes from Victoria and less than 20 minutes to Nanaimo. New Home Warranty. Contact Duck Paterson @ 250-246-0637 or email: info@lmfhomes.ca

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED ANTIQUES, BOOKS, collectibles, furniture, china, jewelry. Estates/private libraries purchased. Galleon Books & Antiques, 250-655-0700 WANTED 1960’s Pick-up Truck, Ford or Chev, running condition, $500 or less. Call John (250)816-7368.

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COLLEGE HEIGHTS, Nanaimo. Beautiful ocean/city views. 4bdrms w/2bdrm suite. Owner will carry mortgage/reasonable down payment. Also LADYSMITH 3bdrm w/1bdrm suite, dble garage +1000 sq.ft. storage area. $25,000 down. 250753-0160

OTTER POINT RV Trailer Park. 40’ park model trailer (no pad fees) 3 slide outs + 30’x52’ lot, finished deck & shed in new cond. Reduced to $117,900. obo. Owner willing to look at financing. Call (306)290-8764.

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FRASER TOLMIE APARTMENTS 1701 Cedar Hill X Road (at Shelbourne St) Deluxe 1 & 2 bdrm suites Beautiful grounds with resort style amenities INQUIRE TODAY: 250.477.6323 or frasertolmie@bentall kennedy.com www.frasertolmie.ca Proudly Managed By Bentall Kennedy Residential Services

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2009 PASSION for 2, exc cond. New brakes/ring tone/back window struts. Heated seats, A/C, sunroof, P/W, fog lights, side mirror defogger, rear window wiper. Good on gas, exe parking dwntwn. 108,000km. (778)425-4287.

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RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO 1 & 2 Bdrm suites & cabins. Perched on a cliffside with panoramic ocean vista, overlooking The Saanich Inlet. Serene & secure. All amenities on-site, firewood. $500-$1200 inclds utils. Monthly/Weekly. Pets ok with refs. 25 min commute to downtown Victoria. Must have references! Call 250-478-9231.

TILLICUM: NEAR mall. Bright 1 bdrm, 3rd floor, 55+ bldg. Appl’s, coin laundry, balcony, rec rm, $720 incld’s heat. N/S, 1 pet ok. Call 1(250)245-5707.

COTTAGES SOOKE WATERFRONT Log Cabin. Large Sun room, $1000 + utilities. Ref. Req’d, N/S. 250-642-2015

HOMES FOR RENT QUALICUM BEACH- 3 bdrm, 2 bath house, double garage, immaculately clean. $1400+ utils. NS/NP. Avail May 1. Call or text 250-927-5742. SOOKE. 3BDRM + den, 3 bath, newer half duplex. Fully fenced big yard, deck, garage, gas fireplace. Bright kitchen with DW, F/S. W/D in sep. laundry. Nice views, forest, trails across road. $1550 incls weekly garbage pickup and water. Avail April 1 or 15. 250508-4064. tjoblue@gmail.com

Spots available at Great Rates. Daily, weekly, monthly. Pool, Hot tub, exercise room, laundry, putting green, hiking, fishing, Pickle Ball Court. Free coffee in one of the best clubhouses on the island. Nanaimo area. www.resortonthelake.com 250-754-1975 or admin@resortonthelake.com

SHARED ACCOMMODATION HOUSING. Working/ disability. Interurban/Camosun students. $475-$575 incl. 778-977-8288.

LAVENDER CO-OP is accepting applications for a quiet, bright 2 bdrm townhouse, W/D hookup, inside/outside storage, backyard. $912/mo. Share purchase $2500. Gross income $42,000 +. Applications available in the glass case outside the Community Hall at 10A-620 Judah St.

WANTED TO RENT HOST FAMILIES needed for Quebec and international High School students attending St. Margaret’ School (June 29 August 2). Double placement. Remuneration $1700. Contact Michelle at 250-385-0583 or michelle@selsa.ca

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$$$ TOP CA$H PAID $$$. For ALL unwanted Vehicles, any condition. Call (250)885-1427.

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BURNSIDE/HARRIETlarge 1 bdrm, private entrance & driveway. NS/NP. $725/mo includes utilities. Call 250384-0460.

CARS

MUST SELL 1999 Saturn, 4 door, 5 passenger. Manual trans. Very good on gas. 192,000 km. Clean inside and out. Well maintained. Excellent body and engine. Asking $1,100. Call (250)813-2458

MOTORCYCLES

GLANFORD- 1 bdrm, lrg living rm+ kitchen. W/D. $750 inclds utils. N/P. (778)350-2446. LANGFORD 1-BDRM grnd floor suite, own patio, full kitchen, F/S, D/W, built-in vac, insuite laundry. Utils incld. Close to shops, Galloping Goose, Royal Roads, golf course, bus route. NS/NP. $850. (Immed). 250-474-0079.

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MARIGOLD: 1 bdrm, shared W/D, quiet. NS/NP. $850 utils incld’d. Call 250-727-6217.

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1990 CHEVROLET Cavalier Z 24, 3.1 Litre. Only 70,000 km on rebuilt motor. Newer Luc High Performance clutch, 5sp trans, near new Yokohama tires. Red, sun roof, mint interior, power doors/windows (new motors and regulators). Pioneer stereo w/iPod adapter, Pioneer 6x9 3 way speakers. Same owner since 1990, have all receipts. $2500. Chris, 250595-0370 leave message.

2010 HARLEY DAVIDSON Heritage. Black. 4950Kms. $15,000. 250-216-2200

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1993 ACURA INTEGRA (bought in the USA), 204,810, km, in good condition. $2500. Call (250)884-6861.

MUST SELL 2003 Windstar LX, 7 passenger. Sliding doors 174,000 km. Good running condition. Priced for quick sale $2,700. Call (778)440-3045

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ACCOUNTING & INCOME tax. Year ends, GST, PST, payroll, T4s & consulting. Personal returns from $49. Avail weekends. Mike 250-888-4652

250-361-6193 Quality Electric Reno’s, res & comm. No job too small. Lic# 22779.

DPM SERVICES- lawn & garden, seasonal pruning, clean ups, landscape, power wash, etc. 15yrs exp. (250)883-8141

12% OAP Discount. Paint, Plumb, Carpentry. Power saw, etc. Don (250)661-1588.

ARAM RENO’S Basement, bathrooms, additions Free est. WCB/Insured 250-880-0525

DRIVEWAYS, WALKWAYS, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates. 250-744-8588, Norm.

STUCCO, Hardy Plank siding, painting, carpentry & roofing. Free est. Dan 250-391-9851.

CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitchen/bath, wood floors, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877

A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wall coverings. Over 25yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220.

ACCOUNTING Vida Samimi

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250-477-4601 US-CANANDIAN TAX Preparation by CPA. Avail 24-7. James (778)433-1738.

CARPENTRY BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Reno’s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748.

CLEANING SERVICES HOUSEKEEPER EXPERIENCED, reliable. References. 250-920-6516, 250-881-7444.

AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550. GNC ELECTRIC Res/Comm. Reasonable rates for quality work. #43619. 250-883-7632. KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991.

FENCING ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637.

GARDEN OVERGROWN? Weeding, lawn cuts, cleanups, pruning. John Kaiser 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236.

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HAULING AND SALVAGE $20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279. CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164. FAMILY MAN Hauling. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463. GARY’S HAULING. One call does it all. Small demos & yard clean-up. Vehicle & metal recycling. Call (778)966-1413.

GARDENING 20% OFF! Pruning, Hedge Trim, Soil/Mulch Del (2 cu yds) Clean-ups. (250)479-6495.

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VIRGO INTERIORS- Certified Interior decorator specializing in color schemes that work the first time. Call (250)721-2777. designerg@shaw.ca

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250-479-7950 FREE ESTIMATES • Lawn Maintenance • Landscaping • Hedge Trimming • Tree Pruning • Yard Cleanups • Gardening/Weeding • Aeration, Odd Jobs NO SURPRISES NO MESS www.hollandave.ca AURICLE- Spring cleanups, lawns. Call for all your garden needs. 250-882-3129.

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS 250-507-6543. AL’S V.I.P. Gutter Cleaning, guards, power washing, de-moss, Insured. ABBA EXTERIORS Gutter cleaning & repairs. Seniors discounts. WCB, Insured. Free estimates. (778)433-9275. (250)889-5794. DIAMOND Dave- window, gutter cleaning, roof-de-moss, gutter guards, power washing. Free est.

JUNK REMOVAL 7 days / wk. Fast Service, Best Prices!! Free quotes. (250)857-JUNK. PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774 PETE’S HAUL A DAY- Junk removal. Airforce guy. Call 250-881-1221. SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.

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MASONRY & BRICKWORK BILL’S MASONRY. Brick, tiles, pavers. All masonry & Chimney re-pointing. F/P repairs. 250-478-0186.

MOVING & STORAGE (250)858-6747. WRIGHT Bros Moving. $70/hour. 4 ton / lift. Seniors discount. Call Philip. DONE RIGHT MOVING $70/hr. Senior Discount. Free Est’s. No travel time before or after. BBB accredited. Call Tyler at 250-418-1747.

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ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS RUPE’S ROOFING: Torch on shingles or metal. Fully insured. References; ticketed roofers. Call Rupe 250-4157130 or Mike 1-250-533-9410. SHORELINE ROOFING. Reroofing specialist. WCB / BBB member. Quality & satisfaction guaranteed. 250-413-7967. shorelineroofing@shaw.ca

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CBS MASONRY BBB. WCB. Chimneys, Fireplaces, Flagstone Rock, Concrete Pavers, Natural & Veneered Stone. Replace, Rebuild, Renew! “Quality is our Guarantee�. Free Competitive Estimates. (250)294-9942/(250)589-9942. www.cbsmasonry.com

(250)208-8535 WOODCHUCK Yard & garden overgrown? Lawns have weeds & moss? Aerating ($75 special), pwr raking. Blackberry/ivy removal.

COMPUTER SERVICES ISLAND PRO Computer Clinic: Free computer evaluation. Until April 30th save $35. 104688 Granderson Rd., Langford. Call (778)432-2667.

COMPLETE HOME Repairs. Suites, Renos, Carpentry, Drywall, Painting. Licensed and insured. Darren 250-217-8131.

STACYANN SCHIFFNER Painting & Colour Design. WCB + Ins. Professional Guarantee. Free est.250-213-1054.

PATCHES, ADDITIONS, restucco, renos, chimney, waterproofing. Bob, 250-516-5178.

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HomeFinder Find a place to call home

Q: WHAT’S THE LOCAL TREND IN RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE SALES? Springtime is when things gets busy – Consider that the sales figures in February for the Capital Region increased by 20.5 per cent over the previous month. March will be even busier (see table, lower right) Prices still trending downward or flat – Last month saw the HPI benchmark single family home price (for a typical home) sit at $483,400, slightly lower than the $490,100 mark from February 2013 It’s pricier in the core – Greater Victoria’s core municipalities – Victoria, Saanich, Oak Bay and Esquimalt – had a combined benchmark price of $547,800 for February, about the same as the previous month and February 2013 – Figures courtesy Victoria Real Estate Board

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into the area. Part of that movement is a result of the expansion of industry in Sidney. Between Ramsay Machinen Works, Viking Air, Sobey’s, Scott Plastics and Epicure, between 3,000 and 4,000 people are employed in the immediate area. “There’s a movement toward providing ‘worksource’ housing, as opposed to ‘affordable housing,’ so that people who are working in these areas aren’t having to drive a hour to an hourand-a-half to work every day,” Mann says. And for those families and couples where only one partner works on the Peninsula, transit service to downtown is exceptional, she says.

News staff

Saanich Peninsula, with its rural properties, small townstyle merchants and glorious retirement amenities, could never be mistaken for its municipal cousins, where big box stores and sprawling residential developments are more common. Longtime Peninsula residents say such an environment is part of what maintains the charm of the area. Whether from the absence of major change, either from a residential housing standpoint or commercial services or some combination of factors, the so-called “normalizing” of typical home prices in the Capital Region appears to have hit the Peninsula hardest, with typical house prices dropping by several per cent in the past couple of years. What that means is quality properties in the area have become affordable to a wider range of buyers, says Realtor Shelley Mann. A director and former president of the Victoria Real Estate Board, she was born and raised on the Peninsula and still lives in Sidney. “There is some great value coming on the market right now and they’re also selling fairly quickly,” she says. “I think the public has been sitting back and waiting for this to happen in our market.” Realtor Patrick Schorle,

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A kayaker enjoys a morning paddle in Brentwood Bay, as the Mill Bay ferry glides into its berth in the background. The abundance of outdoor activities available help keep longtime residents on the Peninsula, but can also attract new ones. who lives in Deep Cove and focuses his business mainly on the Peninsula, said two major developments; Jesken Town Centre, on 62 acres of Tsawout First Nation land in Central Saanich, and a commercial project proposed for a portion of the former Sandown Raceway lands in North Saanich, stand to change the local landscape. Schorle admits he is among those “biased residents” who have a great fondness for the area as it is. “It offers a lifestyle that’s getting more and more dif-

ficult to find in other parts of the world,” he says, using the buzzword that has prompted many out-oftowners to buy spring/summer homes in the area. “There’s so many parks, so many beaches where there’s not a crowd. It’s got so much to offer, yet you can drive to Victoria so quickly if you want that downtown lifestyle.” But don’t get fooled into thinking the Saanich Peninsula is somehow caught in a 1990s vortex with little new development beefing

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2162 Bellamy Rd., $665,000

887 Wild Ridge Way, $399,900

532 Treanor Ave., $399,900

A-3183 Metchosin Rd., $349,800

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